March 23, 2010

HP Releases MediaSmart Expander


TiVo owners and those with HP MediaSmart Servers can now take advantage of the free Expander. With it you can transfer media from TiVo to the HP Server and back, manage TiVo recordings stored on the Server and watch TiVo recording on a PC. The software is compatible with Server model EX490/EX495, DataVault X510, TiVo DVR Series II, Series III, TiVo Premier and desktop software.

Via HP

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March 16, 2010

Connect With FreeAgent Theater+


The Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ connects to your TV via HDMI (cable not included) and allows access to photos, video and music with 1080p HD playback. The device has a simplified user interface software and compact remote for control. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS X, it can comes with Ethernet, component video and composite A/V cables. Add to that a FreeAgent Go 500 External Hard Drive and that is one sweet system.

Via Seagate FreeAgent Theater+

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March 9, 2010

Plextor Unveils New SSDs


Plextor has released 2 new solid state drives for those who need the additional storage. The PX-64M1S is only 2.5" thick but has a capacity of 64GB. With a SATA II interface, it is low power and shock and vibration resistant. The drive has 110MB/s sequential read 65MB/s in sequential write, up to 4,200 random read IOPS and 1,200 random write IOPS. It carries a MSRP of $225.00 and comes packed with Acronis True Image with advanced features for backup and recovery.

The 128GB PX-128M1S SSD has the same technology and delivers it with 130MB/s sequential read, 70MB/s in sequential write, up to 4,300 random read IOPS and 1,800 random write IOPS. This one goes for $400.00.

Via Plextor

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February 25, 2010

StorE Saves 2TB Media Files


Toshiba's StorE TV will save up to 2TB of media files. It can stream audio, video and images from your PC to your HDTV, as well as via USB, an external DVD drive or SD card from your camera. The device will be available in Q4 with no price announced as yet.

Via Electric Pig

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February 19, 2010

Freakin' Friday! MyGrid Simplifies Charging


Duracell's MyGrid makes charging your small electronics much easier. You can charge up to 4 devices at once on only one cord in the same amount of time as other ones. At a size of 6.75 x 8.5", you only need to insert a miniUSB tip into the MyGrid's charging port. Other accessories are also available.

Via Duracell Chargers

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January 22, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Lexar Echo SE Backup Drive


At a size of only 5 x 0.5 x 7" and a weight of 1.1 ounces, the Lexar Echo SE is the company's smallest USB drive yet. With automatic backup software, the drive comes in capacity options from 16 - 64GB and has a speed of 28MB/s read and 10MB/s write. Due out in February, you can pre-order now.

Via Lexar Drives

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January 12, 2010

Sanyo Music Booster Saves


Sanyo continues to expand on their eneloop success with its latest Music Booster, designed for both amateur and pro rock stars who replace ordinary batteries rather than worry about them going out in mid-performance. The lithium-ion batteries keep their charge even when the instrument is idle. The power source runs at a steady 9V and an indicator lets you know when it is time for a recharge.

Via The Financial

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December 30, 2009

Show Your Face to Lockface Drive


Never worry about forgetting passwords again with the Lockface USB Drive. After taking several photos of your face, it uses facial recognition to let you in. The 4GB drive has 256-bit AES encryption and supposedly has 98% accuracy. A backup password system is included for the remaining 2% and don't forget you get an almost happy face to cheer you up. At a size of 22×4×55mm, it is so far available only in Japan for ~$110.00.

Via Business News (translated)

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May 19, 2009

boxee Challenges Developers


For those who are both developers and boxee owners, the company has issued a challenge. Select from the three categories of video, music and photos. As an extra incentive, the People's Choice Award in each category will win a Drobo and the Judge's Choice Award will receive a 46″ Sony Bravia XBR9, which is being released in June. Get to work now as the application deadline is June 14. The winning apps will be announced on June 23 at a boxee event in San Francisco.

Via boxee blog

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January 5, 2009

Iomega Introduces 1TB Home Media Network Drive

Home_Media_Network.jpgWith all of the video and music downloads we're doing these days, it's amazing how few of us are actually backing up our valuable data. One of the biggest drawbacks of home backup is sometimes it seems like you need a degree from MIT to get your device and backup procedures set-up. Iomega is trying to change that with the Iomega Home Media Network Drive which is supposed to be easy to set-up even for novices.

Here's some info from Iomega's website:

Enjoy your digital life! Easily share and access photos, videos and music between your home computers with the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive. This device provides easy-to-use, yet powerful, network storage for the home user and the three step setup is a breeze, even if you've never used a network drive before.

Save all your digital files to one central location and share them between computers on your network. Then play back your pictures, videos and music from digital media adapters such as game consoles, digital picture frames or networked TVs. Built-in iTunes support automatically feeds music into iTunes for easy playback. Easily share one printer over the network.

Control which family members have access to certain folders. Plus, secure your memories and backup automatically with award winning EMC® Retrospect software (PC/Mac) and for extra protection backup online with MozyHome™ Online Backup service with 2GB free.


  • Simple to use--Three step set-up - simply plug into your router, power on, and install the software CD. Friendly web screens for easy management.
  • Sharing--Access files from any networked Windows PC or Apple computer for easy file sharing.
  • High Performance--Gigabit Ethernet connectivity combined with a high performance processor.
  • UPnP™ AV Media Server--Compatible with DLNA® certified media players, able to stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices like game consoles, audio bridges, DMAs (digital media adapters), picture frames and more.
  • iTunes™ Server--Store your audio content in one central location and share it across your iTunes players.
  • Network File Protocols Supported--CIFS/SMB (Microsoft), AFP (Apple), HTTP 1.1
  • Expandability--Add storage capacity by connecting external USB Hard Disk Drives. Supports FAT32 and NTFS formatted hard drives.
  • Network Discovery--Automatic network discovery by Apple Bonjour and Microsoft Windows Rally devices.
  • Data Protection--Touch-free professional-level backup for all your critical data with EMC® Retrospect HD backup software. Effortlessly back up files on a pre-set schedule.
  • Print Server--Intelligent network print sharing capability for one USB printer directly attached to the HomeMedia drive

The MSRP for 1TB is $229.99 and $159.99 for 500GB. Those are pretty sweet price points for that much storage especially if it's easy for anyone to set up.


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